Following its widely acclaimed pan-European launch on 9th June, the New Generation DAF range is all set to ‘Start the Future’ with the arrival this week for its first public outing in the UK and Europe at the ITT Hub show in Farnborough.
Undoubtedly the star attraction for truck operators at the inaugural event in Hampshire will be the range-topping New Generation DAF XG+ 6×2 tractor unit in ‘FTG’ axle configuration, with maximum rated 13-litre 530bhp engine and cavernous, ultra-high specification new cab – and available to order now.
Production of the New Generation DAF will commence in October with right-hand-drive trucks for the UK market being built in Britain at Leyland Trucks in Lancashire.
New Generation DAF – ultimate in safety, efficiency and refinement
The New Generation DAF represents a completely new heavy truck range from DAF Trucks. It follows the prodigious success of the existing XF range which has been central to DAF Trucks’ market-leading position in the UK for the past 26-years. Current DAF XF models will remain in production in parallel with the New Generation DAF line-up.
Central to the completely re-designed New Generation DAF range is the latest European ‘masses and dimensions’ legislation which DAF Trucks has fully exploited to produce three new truck models – the XF, XG and XG+ – each offering significantly improved fuel efficiency, safety, unrivalled space and superlative levels of comfort and connectivity. The new legislation has allowed DAF Trucks to fully focus on aerodynamics – helping significantly towards delivering an overall potential 10% fuel saving for operators. The new streamlined, tapered and elongated cabs contain a whole host of ‘smart features’ to ensure the New Generation DAFs are also the safest heavy trucks on the market.